Day 9: Casper WY to Fire Hole NFCG, WY

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June 18th 2015
Published: June 30th 2015
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Independence Rock SP, WYIndependence Rock SP, WYIndependence Rock SP, WY

Walk leading to the rock from the visitor center
Day 9 Casper, WY to Flaming Gorge NRA, WY:

B&G got up early to use the dump station, go to Walmart again and get postage stamps at the post office. Despite B&G's running around early, we made it out of camp by 9:30. First stop was at Independence Rock SP about 40 miles SW of Casper. It is a big granite rock sticking up out of the prairie where the settlers stopped and carved their signatures and date. Saw another bull snake. Next on the Flaming Gorge NRA in the SW corner of WY. We dry camped in a beautiful place called Fire Hole CG. It is on the banks of the Green River with chimney rocks and buttes all around. Lots of little rabbits at this campground. Jenna went wading in the river.

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Signatures on Independence RockSignatures on Independence Rock
Signatures on Independence Rock

They are pretty well worn out, but are still there after close to 150 years.
The Devil's GapThe Devil's Gap
The Devil's Gap

Just a couple miles from Independence Rock SP

Playing in the Green River at Fire Hole NFCG, WY
Magee's rig at Fire HoleMagee's rig at Fire Hole
Magee's rig at Fire Hole

Interesting topography in the background
Hixson's Rig Hixson's Rig
Hixson's Rig

Fire Hole NFCG with potable water source in the foreground

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